Asian Games 2014, Day 11: As it happened...
Welcome to our live blog for Day 11 of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon.
Well a controversial day for Indians today. But overall it was a good performance. That's all from here, catch the action live tomorrow!
18:02 IST: Athletics: Siddarth Thingalaya finishes 6th in the Men's 110m Hurdles final.
17:59: Athletics: Siddarth Thingalaya in action in the 110m men's hurdles.
17:25 IST: MEDAL CONFIRMED: Vikas Krishnan wins his 75kg quarters and is assured of a bronze at least.
17:12 IST: Hockey: Pakistan will meet India in the men's Hockey final. Pakistan beat Malaysia in penalty shoot-out.
17:02 IST: Athletics: Devi Sushma finishes third in Heat 2 of women's 800m and qualifies for the final.
16:55 IST: Athletics: Tintu Lukka wins her heat and qualifies for the next round of women's 800m.
Vikas Gowda wins silver in the men's discus throw with a best of 62.58. Iran's Ehsan Haddadi, silver medallist at 2012 London Olympics, won the gold. Impressive show by the Iranian as he picked up his third consecutive Asian Games gold.
Devendro Singh Laishram lost to South Korea's Shin Jonghun in quarter-final of the men's light flyweight.
Krishankant Yadav lost to Saeid Abdvali[IRI] in bronze medal contest of men's 71kg Greco-Roman, which means India have not won any wrestling medals today.
The Indian men's hockey team entered the final beating South Korea 1-0 in the semi-final at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium here Tuesday. Akashdeep Singh scored the lone goal of the match in the 44th minute. India will face the winner of the match between defending champions Pakistan and Malaysia.
Teenagers Varsha Gautam and Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan win bronze in women's 29er - two person dinghy.
Indian men reach semi-final after beating Pakistan 23-11. They are now guaranteed of a medal. However, they are favorites to win gold as they have done in the last six editions.
Satish Kumar through to semi-final of men's super heavy (+91kg) after winning quater-final bout. He is assured of a bronze medal.
Shiva Thapa knocked out of Men's 56kg quarter-final by Mario Fernandez (PHI).
Sarita Devi lost her semi-final bout against Park Jina of Korea in women's lightweight (57-60kg) category. To be fair, the Indian dominated majority of that bout and should have had the decision in her favor. She is gutted and has still not left the arena. As per reports coming from Incheon, Devi's husband was so livid, he even abused the judges.
Puja Rani loses to Li Qiang in the women's 69-75kg semi-final. She has to settle for a bronze medal. No controversy there as the Chinese was clearly the better boxer. That'
Mary Kom beat Le Thi Bang [VIE] to reach women's flyweight final
India's M.C. Mary Kom secured a berth in the gold medal bout of the women's flyweight (48-51kg) after a convincing win in the semi-final. The 31-year-old Indian beat Vietnam's Le Thi Bang by a unanimous 3-0 decision to enter the final. The five-time world champion was in fine form and her speed and guile was just too much to handle for the Vietnamese fighter. Mary Kom peppered her opponent with multiple combination punches and didn't give her anytime to gain a foothold. Le went for broke in the fourth and final round and managed to connect a few punches but with the Indian, having already won the previous three rounds there was very little the Vietnamese could do. Judge A from Bulgaria ruled the bout 40-36 in favour of the Indian. Judge B of Morocco gave the same scores but Judge C of Italy awarded the fourth round 10-9 in favour of Le, however, his final scored of 39-37 went to Mary Kom.
Mairaj Ahmed Khan finished 5th in men's skeet final. While, in the team event Mairaj Ahmad Khan, Parampal Singh Guron and Arozepal Sandhu finished 7th. That concludes India's shooting challenge at this edition of the Games.
Harpreet Singh lost to Besiki Saladadze of Uzbekistan men's 80kg Greco-Roman quarter-final
Ravinder Singh lost to Aimat Kebispayev [KAZ] in men's 59kg Greco-Roman pre-quarters
Krishankant Yadav los to Jung Jihyun [KOR] in men's 71kg Greco-Roman quarter-final
Breaking news: Malaysian gold medal winner fails dope test
Asian Games organisers on Tuesday expelled Malaysia`s wushu gold medal winner Tai Cheau Xuen after she failed a drug test, officials said. Tai was found to have taken the stimulant sibutramine, the Olympic Council of Asia said in a statement. Tai is the third positive drug test at the Games after a Tajik footballer and Cambodian soft tennis player.
Zubin Khambatta finished 28th in Individual Jumping Final Round A and failed to qualify for Round B.
South Korea beat India 21-13 21-6 in a Group B preliminary encounter in the men's event.
India lose Laos 16-21 14-21 in a Group A match of the women's event.
Jaswant beat Michel Samaha of Lebanon after coming from behind to qualify for the last 8 in the men's 74 kg category.
Sharath Kamal/Anthony Amalraj through to Round of 16 after beating Bajracharya/Malla from Nepal in men's doubles.
Soumyajit Ghosh/Harmeet Desai qualify for Round of 16 after beating Yemen in 3 straight games in men's doubles.
Anthony Amalraj/Madhurika Patkar lost to Japanese pair of Kishikawa/Fukuhara 5-11 13-11 8-11 4-11 in the Round of 16 in mixed doubles.
Indian women's kabaddi team in semis
The Indian women's kabaddi team brushed aside South Korea 45-26 to top Group A and enter the semi-finals of the 17th Asian Games here Tuesday. The Indian team, which thrashed Bangladesh Sunday, put in another dominating performance to trounce the hosts at the Songdo Global University Gymnasium. The women's team with the starting line-up of Kavitha Selvaraj, Kavita Devi, V. Tejeswini Bai, Abhilasha Mhatre, Priyanka, Mamatha Poojari and Kishori Shinde, rode on its brilliant first half when it zoomed to 27-10 lead.
The Indian team knocked out 22 Korean athletes and collected four 'lona' points. Defending champions, India rested some seniors in the second half that allowed the Koreans to score some points. The Koreans bagged 16 points as compared to India's 18 in the second half. But the hosts failed to erase the 17 points deficit of the first half and were knocked out of the competition.
In the second half, the Indian girls got 15 points for ousting Korean players and scored four lona points. The semi-finals will take place Thursday. The Indian men's team will play arch-rivals Pakistan in its final Group A match later in the day.
India's schedule on Day 11
Incheon: India's schedule on the 11th day of the competitions at the Asian Games here today.
Women's 200m Round 1 Heat: Asha Roy (3:40pm)
Women's 800m Round 1 Heats: Tintu Luka and Sushma Devi (4:45pm)
Men's 800m Round 1 Heat: Sajeesh Joseph (5:15pm)
Men's 110m Hurdles Final: Siddhanth Thingalaya (6pm)
Women's Fly (48-51kg) Semifinal: M C Mary Kom vs Le Thi Bang (Vietnam): (10:30am)
Women's Light (57-60kg) Semifinal: L Sarita Devi vs Park Jina (South Korea)
Women's Middle (69-75kg) Semifinal: Pooja Rani vs Li Qian (China)
Men's Bantam (56kg) Quarterfinal: Shiva Thapa vs Mario Fernandez (Philippines)
Men's Super Heavy (+91kg) Quarterfinal: Satish Kumar vs Hussein Eishaish Hussein (Jordan).
Men's Light Fly (46-49kg) Quarterfinal: L Devendro Singh vs Shin Jonghun (South Korea)
Men's Middle (75kg) Quarterfinal: Vikas Krishan vs Hurshidbek Normatov (Uzbekistan)
Jumping Individual Final Round A: Yashaan Zubin Khambatta (6:30am)
Women's Classification 7th-8th Place: India vs Thailand (12:30pm)
India vs South Korea: Men's semifinals (1pm).
Women's Team Preliminary Group A: India vs South Korea (7:30am)
Men's Team Preliminary Group A: India vs Paksitan (12:30pm).
Optimist Men's One Person Dinghy Race 11 and 12; 29er Women's Two Person Dinghy Race 11 and 12; Laser Radial Women's One Person Dinghy Race 11 and 12; Optimist Women's One Person Dinghy Race 11 and 12; J80 Open Match Racing Round Robin Match 68 (7:30am)
India vs South Korea: Men's Regu Preliminary (7:30am)
India vs Laos: Women's Regu Preliminary (7:30am)
India vs Malaysia: Men's Regu Preliminary (12:30pm)
Skeet Men's Qualification Day 2 and Skeet Men's Team Finals: Arozepal Sandhu, Mairaj Ahmad Khan and Parampal Singh Guton (6am)
Women -53 kg Round of 16: Latika Bhandari vs Radzhabova Farzona (Tajikistan)
Mixed Doubles 1/16 Elimination Match: India vs Japan (6:30am)
Men's Doubles 1/32 Elimination Matches: India vs Yemen (7:30am) and India vs Nepal (8am)
Women's Semifinal Round for 5th-8th Place: India vs Kazaksthan (7am)
Men's Greco-Roman 59 kg 1/8 Final: Ravinder Singh vs Kebispayev Almat (Kazakhstan)
Men's Greco-Roman 71 kg Quarterfinal: Krishankant Yadav vs Jung Jihyun (South Korea)
Men's Greco-Roman 80 kg Quarterfinal: Harpreet Singh vs Saldadze Besiki (Uzbekistan).
Women's 400m Hurdles Round 1 Heat: Ashwini Akkunji (7am)
Men's 400m Hurdles Round 1 Heats: Joseph Abraham and Jithin Paul (7:30am)
Men's Discus Throw Final: Vikas Gowda (3:10pm)
Day 10 roundup
Tennis star Sania Mirza teamed up with Saketh Myneni to clinch the gold in mixed double while Seema Punia also brought glory with her gold-winning act as India maintained the ninth position in the overall standings on the 10th day of competitions in the 17th Asian Games here today.
Wrestler Bajrang and the men's tennis combination of Sanam Singh and Myneni picked up silver medals on yet another productive day for the Indian contingent.
Athletes O P Jaisha (women's 1500m) and Naveen Kumar (men's 3000m steeplechase) and wrestler Narsingh Pancham Yadav (74kg) also contributed to the medal collection by picking up bronze medals.
The 27-year-old Sania stole the limelight as she paired up with unheralded Myneni to carve out an easy victory in the final against the Chinese Taipei pair of Hao Ching Chan and Hsien Yin Peng as the Indians ended their tennis campaign with an impressive haul of five medals.
Bajrang (61kg) was also a star performer as he scripted remarkable come-from-behind victories to reach the final where he ultimately succumbed to Massoud Mahmoud of Iran in a closely-contested bout.
The wrestlers continued to provide the much-needed boost to India's medal collection as Narsingh Yadav also claimed a bronze in the men's 74kg freestyle event.
With the addition of seven medals today, India maintained their ninth position with a total of haul of 42 -- six gold, seven silver and 29 bronze. China maintained their supremacy with a tally of 238 (112-72-54) followed by hosts South Korea 146 and Japan 132.
However, there was disappointment for the women's hockey team which lost the semifinal match against South Korea 1-3 and will now take on Japan for the bronze medal play-off.
The boxing ring also did not bring much cheers for the Indians with former World Championship bronze-medallist Vikas Krishan (75kg) being the only one to advance to quarterfinals. Gaurav Bhiduri (52kg), Mandeep Jangra (69kg) and Kuldeep Singh (81kg) bowed out after losing their respective quarterfinal bouts.
Sania and Saketh Myneni combined well to clinch gold
medal in the mixed doubles event. The second seeds overwhelmed the top-seeded Chinese Taipei pair of Hao Ching Chan and Hsien Yin Peng 6-4 6-3 in the summit clash in only 69 minutes.
At the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium, Seema ran away with the gold with a best throw of 61.03m in the women's discus throw final while team-mate Krishna Poonia finished fourth with a below par 55.57m.
Prior to Seema's golden throw, women's metric miler O P Jaisha and men's 3000m steeplechaser Naveen Kumar picked up a bronze each to boost the country's medal tally from athletics to eight from three days.
Bajrang and Narsingh capped off India's freestyle wrestling competition on a high with the country earning five medals from the mat.
Bajrang lost 1-3 to Massoud Mahmoud in the finals, while Narsingh got the better of Daisuke Shimada of Japan 3-1 in the men's 74kg division to finish third on the podium. Pawan Kumar went down fighting in his repechage bout in 86kg division to crash out of the event.
The tennis players were the first to clinch a silver today after Sanam and Saketh lost a hard-fought final in straight sets to Korea's Yongkyu Lim and Hyeon Chung.
The fifth seeded Indians lost the summit clash 5-7 6-7 (2) in an hour and 29 minutes to the eighth seeded local favourites.
India's kabaddi players also continued their fine form. The six-time champions notched up their second successive win after thrashing Thailand 66-27 in a Group A preliminary-round match.
The Indian men's team, which has won all five World Cups played till now, dished out another dominating show to teach the Thai players a lesson or two in Kabaddi as they surged 29-15 ahead at the break and wrapped up the match after pocketing the second half 37-12.
The Indian women's team, which also started their campaign on a winning note beating Bangladesh yesterday, will play against Korea tomorrow in their second and final Pool A tie.
The Indian table tennis players had a bitter-sweet day as the mixed doubles team of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Poulomi Ghatak crashed out while the women's doubles team got the better of arch-rivals Pakistan in a round-of-32 match.
After a disappointing few days for Indian basketball, the women cagers finally had reason to smile after they beat Mongolia to set up a fifth-place play-off against Kazakhstan.
Playing for pride at the Hwaseong Sports Complex Gymnasium, the women's team outplayed its Mongolian counterpart 68-50 after taking a lead from the first quarter itself.
However, there were mixed results in sepaktakraw. While Indian men's team registered a comprehensive straight-game win over Brunei and Nepal, their women counterparts sunk against Indonesia in preliminary round matches.
The Indian team took just 38 minutes to see off the challenge from Brunei 21-12 21-15 in men's regu preliminary group B match early in the day before getting a 2-0 result in their favour after Nepal did not start the match, here at Bucheon Gymnasium.
However, the women's team went down in a little over half an hour as their fight was crushed 12-21 13-21 by Indonesian eves in a Women's Regu preliminary Group A match.
India's male spikers lost their second consecutive group E play-off encounter as they went down to Qatar in straight games in the volleyball event at the Asian Games here today.
Qatar won by an identical margin of 25-20 25-20 25-20 in a match that lasted an hour and 10 minutes and also officially ended India's chances of making it to the knock-out rounds.
India have already lost to South Korea in an earlier encounter.
There was disappointment in canoeing and kayaking final. Gaurav Tomar, who had topped the semifinal yesterday, found the going tough at the Hanam Misari Center as he took 4:17:389 minutes to cover 1000m in the Canoe Men's Single (C1) Final A to finish at the seventh spot.
Albert Raj Selvaraj also had a disappointing outing in the Kayak men's Single K1 Final A as he finished at eighth spot after clocking 3:59.933 to cover a distance of 1000m.
Ajit Kumar Sha and Raju Rawat clocked 4:00.800 to finish fifth in Canoe Double (C2) 1000m Men Final A, while the quartet of Ragina Kiro, Biju Anusha, Soniya Devi and Nanao Devi Ahongshangbam could manage a timing of 1:52.022 to sign off at the seventh spot in Kayak Four (K4) 500m Women Final A.
Men's quartet of Ajit Singh, Sunny Kumar, Ramesh Golli, Chingching Singh Arambam also were lacklustre in their performance as they ended in the eighth spot, ahead of only bottom-placed Singapore, after clocking 3:15.291 in Kayak Four (K4) 1000m Men Final A.
In Kayak Double (K2) 500m Women Final A, Ragina Kiro and Nanao Devi clocked 1:55.351 to languish at the bottom, while Jamesboy Singh Oinam too finished last after producing a timing of 43.981 in Canoe Single (C1) 200m Men Final A.
On the track and field, it was Seema's day as she clinched the coveted gold medal, making amends for her non-participation in the last two Games in Guangzhou and Doha.